Closing Bell : Sensex closed 299 points, or 0.83%, higher at 36,526.14, while the Nifty 50 gained 77.85 points, or 0.71%, to close at 11,008.30. The BSE MidCap Index rose 0.53%, while the SmallCap Index declined 0.25%.
Among the sectoral indices on BSE, IT and teck led gains by rising over 2%. Power, utilities, metal and finance advanced over 1%. On the other hand, Realty, energy and telecom fell over 1%.
Yes Bank, TCS, HDFC, SBI and Hindalco were among the top gainers, whereas Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries and HPCL were among the major losers.